Yvonne Tan

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13 Jul 2019 | 7:00 AM

Alliance Bank to undergo streamlining?

THE spotlight is on the country’s smallest lender, Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd, which could be looking at paring down its stake in its wholly-owned subsidiary, Alliance Investment Bank Bhd (AIBB).

29 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

DNeX entering new phase

Dagang NeXchange Bhd (DNeX), a company which has aggressively grown multiple businesses – 23 at last count – but whose latest quarterly results showed a slowdown in earnings, is slated for some interesting changes.

22 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

The retail investor challenge

ONE of the more startling facts about Bursa Malaysia is the decline in retail participation in the stock market in recent years. An oft-cited figure is that retail participation in Bursa Malaysia has stood at around 20% for some time now.

Local participation: The Bursa Malaysia building in Kuala Lumpur. Bursa data for the month of May this year shows that local retailers only made up 16.9% of the total value traded.
22 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Scaling down regulations

A STATEMENT from the two capital market regulators – the Securities Commission (SC) and Bursa Malaysia – has taken the market by surprise.

22 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Bursa: We are looking at a ‘just-right’ level of regulation

Does Bursa think that the way to create a vibrant market is to proportionately scale down the intensity of regulatory discipline?Having a sound and robust regulatory framework is one of the many factors that drive vibrancy in our market. We also note that some areas of the market require more guidance, while other areas are ready for more openness, particularly with improved market conduct and discipline.

15 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Nor Shamsiah takes challenges in stride

IT is a pleasant surprise when Bank Negara governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus walks in the room for this exclusive interview with StarBizWeek – her first since taking over the top job at the central bank.

14 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

More protection for Malaysian consumers

PETALING JAYA: In order to ensure that consumers are protected and treated fairly, Bank Negara is working with a number of ministries to make the Consumer Credit Act law soon.

Shamsiah (second from right) during the exclusive interview with StarBiz. – FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.
1 Jun 2019 | 7:00 AM

Banks see dent in earnings as economic weakness looms

ONLY two out of the eight banking groups in the country reported higher year-on-year profits in the recently-concluded quarter of January to March, reflecting to acertain extent, the tough economic conditions both here and globally.

25 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

US-China trade war intensifies

IT started with US President Donald Trump imposing tariffs on metal imports from China into the United States.

Electronic hit: Hikvision cameras in an electronic mall in Beijing. Shares in two top Chinese surveillance firms plunged on Wednesday following reports Washington is considering banning them from buying US components, just as the blacklisting of telecoms giant Huawei fanned their escalating tech war. — AFP
18 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

The trade war rages on

The tit-for-tat trade battle between the United States and China, if it materialises into a full-blown war, will cause disruption to Asean’s growth before anything else.

Poor prospects: At press time, China was reported to have minimal interest in continuing trade discussions with the United States, citing ‘little sincerity’ on Washington’s part. — AFP